The National Transport Authority (NTA) received notification of planning approval by An Bord Pleanála in January 2024, for the Clongriffin to City Centre Scheme. The Clongriffin to City Scheme is part of the BusConnects Dublin programme, a key element of the Government’s policy to improve public transport and address climate change. The objectives of the Scheme include provision of necessary bus, cycle, and walking infrastructure enhancements that will facilitate modal shift from car dependency contributing to an efficient, low carbon and climate resilient City.

The Clongriffin to City Centre scheme commences at the Mayne River Avenue – R107 Malahide Road Junction to the north of the Northern Cross (Malahide Road / Clarehall Avenue) Junction. The start of the scheme ties into a separate project being developed by Dublin City Council (DCC) namely the Belmayne Main Street and Belmayne Avenue Scheme which provides bus and cycle linkages to Clongriffin Dart Station. The Scheme is routed via Malahide Road to the junction with Marino Mart / Fairview and also routed via the junction with Malahide Road / Brian Road along Carleton Road, St. Aidan’s Park, Haverty Road and Marglann Marino. From here the Scheme ties into a separate approved Dublin City Council project, the Clontarf to City Centre Cycle Scheme.

Construction Stage:

Subject to completion of various processes, the NTA will now be developing a construction sequence taking account of any planning consents received, along with documentation to allow procurement to commence for the construction stage of the Scheme. It is expected that all twelve corridors will be completed by 2030 with the first construction contracts to be awarded at the end of 2024 and on-site construction commencing early next year. The construction of the corridors will be delivered on a phased basis in order to reduce the traffic impacts that could arise should all twelve be constructed concurrently. In relation to the Clongriffin to City Centre Scheme, it is likely that it will be implemented in the first half of the overall Core Bus Corridor construction programme. During 2024, detailed communication arrangements for the construction phase will be developed to ensure that residents, community groups, businesses and public representatives are kept fully informed and have access to relevant liaison personnel during the delivery of the Scheme.

More information on the Clongriffin to City Centre Scheme is available on the statutory planning application website at the following link Statutory Planning Application website for the Clongriffin to City Centre Scheme.

The appropriate assessment screening and determination reports are available to download below, along with the latest update on the scheme.